Tottenham Hotspurs may have made it through to the FA Cup fourth round after beating Marine but Dele Alli endured a hilarious moment after a first-half tumble.
Dele Alli has endured a frustrating season so far due to his lack of game-time. However, in the FA Cup match against Marine, the 24-year-old was handed the chance to impress Jose Mourinho on Sunday.
Despite the chance to impress Mourinho, the England international was left red-faced after comically tripping over in front of the dugout. This hilarious moment sparked hysterics among his team-mates.
Ben Davies and Dele Alli looked to combine with the hosts on the ropes on Merseyside. But as the defender played the ball forward, Alli was unable to keep his footing.
Having called out to Davies, the midfielder took a step backward and crumpled when he clipped one foot onto the other. Replays showed a number of Spurs players all huddled up against the cold on the bench, immediately mocking Alli.
Heung-min Son placed his hand over his mouth in amusement. His quick glance along the substitutes revealed others also openly enjoying the moment. Gareth Bale even motioned for an imaginary yellow card, clearly joking Alli had dived, and. Also,left-back Sergio Regulion was unable to hold back his laughter.
The good mood among the North London club’s superstars continued well into the evening after a stubborn Marine were put to the sword.
Heavily, Dele Alli was involved in the opener. The playmaker showing more assured footing to glide through the home team’s defense and tee up Carlos Vinicius. Spurs front-man Vinicius, standing in for Harry Kane, relished his time in the limelight. Soon, he secured his hat-trick before the half-time interval.
His second was another close-range tap-in. Vinicius swept home after Bayleigh Passant’s athletic parry and the third came through a superb looping effort into the far top corner.
Lucas Moura as well ensured a spot on the score sheet. Moura made a wonderful free-kick from the edge of the penalty area. The visitor’s showing was rounded off in style shortly after the hour mark through debutant Alfie Devine.
Aged only 16 years-old, Devine became Tottenham’s youngest ever goal-scorer-at 16 years and 163 days after coolly picking his sport inside Passant’s near post.